Rick Chaka’s career spans more than 22 years in commercial and residential construction. Rick has consulted on numerous complex loss assignments and has extensive experience working on hail, flood, wind and fire losses and appraisals and has experience with multiple reconstruction projects nationally and internationally.
Rick joined JS Held in 2010 and has since built up a large portfolio of losses that includes municipal buildings, manufacturing facilities, high rise buildings, apartment complexes, multifamily and high end residential. In the insurance industry, Rick is proficient in Xactimate, Cost Works/R.S. Means and Excel Spreadsheets.
Prior to J.S. Held, Rick owned and operated a construction company in Houston, Texas for 15 years and was responsible for overseeing all phases of construction from beginning to end. Prior to this, he also owned and operated a landscaping company in Houston, Texas for many years. His direct experience with developers, business owners and contractors has deepened his extensive knowledge of scheduling, estimating, cost analysis and budget preparation and enhanced his across-the-board insight into the complexity and diversity of property losses.